Don Giovanni at Marseille

Yevgeny Nikitin (Photo: Mariinsky Theatre)
Don Giovanni, Opéra de Marseille
By Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 20 May 05]
There are two reasons the rising Russian superstar Evgeny Nikitin should not sing Don Giovanni. One is his obfuscated, typically Slav diction in Italian, the other the difficulty his impressive voice has in spinning exposed Mozartian line. Both defects would disqualify him on a recording but, in the magical world of live opera, Nikitin’s animal magnetism helps us understand what the fuss is all about.
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